Five juvenile lost causes are sent to the Everglades where a war veteran tries to reform them using survival tactics. Their new skills and resolve are tested when a Miami drug lord targets them for trying to clean up their neighborhood.
In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals, J.L., a silent boy with 80s fashion sense who murdered his abusive father, Ruben, a Latino gangbanger, Moss, a African American gangbanger and Ruben's mortal enemy, Dorcey, an illiterate runaway car thief, and Carlos, a Cuban refugee turned slick yuppie drug dealer, are sent away from prison into the Everglades for a survival training under Vietnam war veteran, "Indian Joe" Tegra. When this is successful, they move back to Miami slums. However this offends the former illegal inhabitants of the rundown two story house they settle in, all loyal customers of drug baron Cream. The conflict escalates into a bloody gunfight, but what the boys don't know is that Cream is just a henchman for the merciless Miami drug lord Nestor, who also has Carlos' girl Nikki with him.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Leon (I) (Moss) shot to international fame when he appeared in Madonna (I)'s music video for her hit song "Like a Prayer". After his star turn in Cool Runnings (1993) alongside John Candy he opted to drop his last name and worked simply as Leon. See more »
Nikki fires two rapid-fire shots from a pump shotgun without reloading. See more »
One sharp knife can feed you, clothe you, keep you warm and dry.
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Turn It On
Written by Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen
Performed by The Reds See more »
Reformed juvenile delinquents wage a war on drugs. Funny as hell.
Good story, good acting, good music. Oh, and it's freakin' hilarious. I first saw this movie as a kid with friends and we loved it for the hilarious lines and characters. Now as i watch it at age 24 i still love it. Its one of those movies that has so much unintentional comedy that its such a pleasure to watch.
And the cast isn't to shabby either. You can even find Lawrence Fishburn, credited as Larry Fishburn, playing a coke peddling pimp. I highly recommend this film.
And if for nothing else, watch this movie to see Lauren Holly attempt to pronounce "brujeria."
"I keep askin', where's the facility?" - Ruben Pacheco
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